In Desert and Wilderness (Polish: W pustyni i w puszczy) directed by Władysław Ślesicki in 1973, was remade by the South African filmmaker Gavin Hood in 2001. Perhaps the adaptation… [Continue Reading]
No, this is not the Oscar Statuette of the Academy Awards, neither the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or or the Golden Bear from the International Film Festival of Berlin. This is a more recent award, organized annually since 2002: “The Grand Prix of Brazilian Cinema”.
Dutch cinema is not as big and grand as Hollywood, but over the years Dutch films won several Oscars, among other awards at international film festivals.
Egypt has always been the leading one within the Arab world. The Egyptian cinema really took off after the introduction of sound. The 1940s and 1950s are generally considered the “Golden Age” of Egyptian cinema.
Brazilian cinema has had its own style since it first started making films. Movies like City of God, Carandiru and Elite Squad have won international fame in the last few years, but Brazil goes much further than representing a favela lifestyle (as these movies do) so well-known in other countries.